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GM recalls 81,000 cars for steering issue

David Shepardson
Detroit News Washington Bureau

General Motors Co. said Saturday it is recalling 81,123 2006-07 Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu Maxx and Pontiac G6 models for possible sudden loss of power steering assist.

The Detroit automaker said dealers will replace the steering shaft torque sensor. GM is aware of one crash but no injuries or fatalities related to the issue.

The recall includes about 69,000 vehicles in the United States.

This is an expansion of a 2014 recall to cover vehicles built between April 1, 2006, and June 30, 2006, "because GM has since identified an additional, contributing cause of the EPS failures.”